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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Left forearm is swelling, warm, and tender. When straightened the pain comes from bicep down to wrist along the vein.

Left forearm is swelling, warm, and tender. When straightened the pain comes from bicep down to wrist along the vein.

Needs evaluation.: What you are describing could be cellulitis (skin infection), a clot in the vein in the arm (phlebitis-superficial or deep) or something related to the muscles in the arm. Regardless of the underlying problem, you need an evaluation by an md and possibly a venous ultrasound or even a ct or mri. This should be done as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and Exhau?

What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and Exhau?

Please see your Dr!: Your symptoms may be due to several different disorders or, less likely, one disorder.Fluid retention in the lower extremities is extremely common in premenopausal women and is called idiopathic edema.The exact cause is unknown and the edema can be made worse by diuretics. Less likely but possible are more serious conditions: congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disorders.See your physician! ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in my right forearm. No visible swelling but the patch is warm. What could be causing it?

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Throbbing pain in my right forearm. No visible swelling but the patch is warm. What could be causing it?

Infection: Probably some kind of infection, despite the lack of visible swelling. Especially likely if you have any history of IV drug use. Or, if your other infections are recent, could be throwing off emboli themselves from the heart. You need to get some blood tests to check for infection right away, since untreated this may complicate your heart issues more. ...Read more

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My forearm/wrist started swelling and is extremely painful. When i move my arm or hand i feel tearing or pulling movement? It's day 3 and worse?

My  forearm/wrist  started swelling and is extremely  painful.  When i move my arm or hand i feel tearing or pulling movement? It's day 3  and worse?

Ice, rest, nsaids: I would certainly take it easy for the first few days. Youre not describing a specific injury? If its a strain, you should gradually improve over several days if it doesn't you really need to be examined by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more

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Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Doctor can evaluate: There are enough arm symptoms present, so one should see a primary care doctor or an orthopedic doctor to examine the arm. Most orthopedic doctors can do x-rays in their offices, so that might make it a one-stop trip. For the lightheadedness, a primary care doctor can evaluate as to why, such as anemia, low blood pressure, infection, hormonal problems, etc... ...Read more

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Hard lump where IV was 5 weeks later and swelling on forearm?

Likely a blood clot: Likely a blood clot in a superficial vein or a blood clot around the vein. If you have a lot of arm swelling ask your doctor for a venous ultrasound. Otherwise, be patient and it should subside. ...Read more